Lee Hyori Is Not Dead...
...but she is angry.
Rumors have been circulating that Lee Hyori, Korea′s sexiest star, is dead - but Lee Hyori herself has spoken up to prove that she is very much alive.
After she learned of the rumors on November 14, she tweeted, “What do you call a joke that’s not funny and has no purpose? Trash.”
When cartoonist Kang Full asked what was wrong, she answered, “Whew, I’m alive and well and exercising so that I can live a long life, and some jerk spread death rumors about me.”
Just before Lee brought the subject to light, rumors of her death were circulating on online blogs and social service networks such as Twitter. One netizen wrote up a fake title, reading “(Newsflash) Top star Lee Hyori found breathing in her home.”
Netizens who hastily misread the joke to read ‘dead (숨진)’ instead of ‘breathing (숨쉰)’ spread the rumors and made it into an issue.
At this other netizens rushed to Lee’s side, saying, “Guess it was just some trash that wanted some attention,” “We need to report him/her,” and “Let’s just ignore. You should just let it be.”
Lee will be emceeing the MBC Campus Song Festival to be held on November 24 along with Jung Jae Hyung.